The File Extensions Database

.DIR File Extension

  • Developer by: Adobe Systems
  • Category: Video Files

What is an .DIR file?

.DIR is Adobe Director Movie

A DIR file is a movie or animation project created by Adobe Director, an application used to create multimedia games and eLearning courses. It contains a project, which includes resources, links to externally referenced files, scripting code, and the timeline, which determines how the movie is played back.

Director movies can only be opened with the Director version used to create the file or a newer version. Some Director movies may be opened in Adobe Shockwave Player.

NOTE: Adobe Director was formerly known as Macromedia Director, which was acquired by Adobe in 2005. Adobe Director was discontinued in 2017.

Programs that open Adobe Director Movie
Adobe Director
Adobe Director

How to solve problems with DIR files

  • Associate the DIR file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any DIR file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.DIR files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the DIR file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .DIR is Adobe Director Movie. Because only the current version supports the latest DIR file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Adobe Systems manufacturer website after an available .DIR is Adobe Director Movie update.
  • To make sure that your DIR file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.